7th Jan 2015 EAT IT

Swedish Ginger Biscuits

I love making Swedish Ginger Biscuits with my children.

1. In a large bowl beat the butter, sugar and molasses until the mixture is light and smooth.
2. Add the water or milk and egg to the mixture.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, spices and baking soda.
4. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture on a low speed.

Swedish ginger biscuits mc blog 5. Remove the combined mixture and knead with your hands for about a minute.
6. Divide the mixture into 2 pieces and wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for an hour.
7. In the meantime, pre-heat the oven 350 degrees and line 4 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
8. Remove one half of the dough and cut it in half
9. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface till it is about 1/8 inch thick. Use your cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes (I like heart and star moulds but anything goes!)

10. Place the biscuits on the lined baking trays and bake for about 9-11 mins.

11. Remove the biscuits and let them cool completely before storing.
12. Repeat steps 9-11 for the other sections of dough.

These can be stored at room temperature for about a week,
although they never last more than a day in my house!

Discover fun facts and traditions about these biscuits here

What you need

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons molasses
1 large egg
2 tablespoons water or milk
3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons ginger
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon ground cloves